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Sr. Electrical Engineer - Medical Devices

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

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Engineering, Electrical Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are seeking an Electrical Engineering professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies advanced scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to complete complex assignments related to Parkinson's Disease infusion systems. Conceive and execute novel scientific/technical research or development that achieves projects and area goals. Generate new scientific/technical proposals and lead those efforts. Investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods and techniques. Act as a lead scientist/engineer in his/her area of expertise and critically evaluate relevant scientific and regulatory advances and integrate this knowledge into research or development programs.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Reviews, understands, and evolves legacy infusion pump hardware design outputs. 
  • Establishes and contributes to hardware obsolescence tracking and mitigation efforts for the products of interest.
  • Identifies electrical system design requirements, electrical system architecture. Develops PCB/PCBA design as well as design of the electrical system, control system. Engages and supports analog/digital design. Engages and supports microprocessor/embedded system development.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable policies and procedures. Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of major projects within function through sound design, early risk assessments, and implementation of fallback strategies.  Has full awareness of the potential consequences (defects and failure modes) of design changes to established processes. Mitigates risk within functions through sound design, early risk assessments and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve key project hurdles and assumptions by effectively utilizing available information and technical expertise. Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present work at technical conferences as appropriate. Proactively seek out new information in the literature and incorporate this into individual project(s) as well as the overall program.
  • Seize opportunities to pursue project relevant leads that are in line with the group’s strategy. Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug, and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.
  • May mentor/supervise a team of one or more and guide and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.
  • Identifies, plans, and conducts medium- to large-size projects within electrical engineering specialty requiring custom, risk-managed execution plans, investigations, and/or equipment.  Manages multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines. 
  • Maintains project controls and reporting for cost, scope and schedule; develops execution strategy including procurement; balances multiple demands within an Understands the business needs of the company and has a thorough knowledge of the customer and clinical needs when developing a project scope. 
  • Incorporates business foresight of emerging technological trends. 
  •  Works with marketing, product development, and manufacturing to establish scope, priorities, and schedules on multiple projects. Independently performs economic analysis and feasibility studies related to complex and often multiple competing project alternatives. Responsible for achieving the project and financial targets in support of business objectives.
  • Applies technology in innovative ways. Combines technologies to anticipate or address customer needs; shares solutions across sites; employs proven solutions to increase effectiveness of engineering methodology or manufacturing process. Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance. 


  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with a typically 12 years of significant engineering and/or operational experience.  Master’s Degree or equivalent education and typically 10 years of experience, PhD and typically 4 years of experience.
  • A post-graduate education/degree is desired and may contribute towards the desired years of experience.
  • Minimum of five years in medical device design and development, design transfer to commercial manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Has demonstrated competency within electrical engineering, specifically for infusion pumps.
  • Experienced developing and supporting medical devices or combination products under design control (21CFR 820), ISO13485 and ISO14971 requirements.
  • Listens to and understands other points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one's own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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